Photo is a waist- up view of Captain Barksdale in uniform. Ormsby Mac Knight Mitchel was born July 20, 1805 in Kentucky. CDV is a three-quarter standing view of General Stoneman wearing a dark colored double breasted frock coat with shoulder straps and trousers with sash and belt. Vignette view of Rosecrans in left profile in the uniform of a brigadier general. Nice bright CDV image shows the President in left profile. Full standing view of Mc Clellan in uniform posed al la Napoleon with one hand thrust in his coat and the other behind his back. Simon Backus Bissell was born in Fairlee, Vt., on October 28, 1808. He wears a white shirt with a western style narrow tie. Reverse of the image has a pencil inscription that identifies the soldier as Private Isaac Letts of Company A, 50th New York Engineers. This black leather canteen was the design of Lazare Cantel who was given a patent for it on October 14, 1862. He stayed in the Army for several years, serving in the Seminole War in Florida and then… Barbour, formerly of Company F, 10th Rhode Island Infantry.
Let us know your email address and we will email you monthly as our catalogues are posted. After hitting "Start Search" you will automatically be brought back to this page. When on each page, Windows Explorer will allow you to use Ctrl F to bring up a search box for that page. This marvelous and terrifying yarn ( Los Angeles Times ) deserves a place as a classic of survival at sea ( The Boston Globe). This compact volume features numerous early photographs dating from the 1870s to the present, drawn from the authors and other private collections, most never before published, and traces the history of this light station through photos and text. Many lightship stations were also established from Chatham through Nantucket Sound to mark the constantly changing sandbars submerged offshoremore than in any other spot along the US coastline. With 240 pages and hundreds of color and b/w images, the book is loaded with amazing facts and wonderful visual imagery. Well illustrated with over 100 b/w photos, maps and illustrations. This is a book about rescues near the coast by men who rowed small boats into mountainous waves, many in bitterly cold weather. However, in recent years coastal erosion had brought the surf perilously close to the lighthouse, threatening to topple it into the sea with a future gale. And that tradition lives on today, over seventy-five years later. 's coastal stations with true-life heroic rescue tales of shipwreck survivors, homicide on the high seas, hurricanes, primitive living conditions, long periods of isolation broken by moments of sheer terror. In the early hours of Monday, February 18, while the storm raged, two oil tankers, the Pendleton and the Fort Mercer, found themselves in the same horrifying predicament. Long awaited, this exhaustive reference work describes detailed history and technical design information on every type of rescue craft ever used by the U. The book is organized into two major sections: 1) a general, historical narrative, and 2) detailed technical appendices.
Scroll down to this spot to see the results of search. In the days following the ordeal, twenty-one Coast Guardsmen involved in multiple rescue missions would be decorated. Today, as sea levels change and sands continue to shift, some of these historic stations have been lost or moved, while still others are preserved only in such photographs as these. Some chapters include: Throw Out the Life-Line, Shaping the Towers, All Alone and Ever Ready, Children Lighthouses and Lifeboats, Saving the Sentinels. Thousands of sailors were saved by these intrepid men and their story of selfless dedication comes alive in Mr. Nicely illustrated with numerous vintage photographs. Fortunately the Sconset Trust took on the project to oversee the lights restoration and to raise funds to move the light tower safely away from the eroding cliffs. Beautifully illustrated, wonderful reading for children and adults alike. But there were good times also and a few chuckles to relieve the tension. Built with "dirty steel," and not prepared to withstand such ferocious seas, both tankers split in two, leaving the dozens of men on board utterly at the Atlantic's mercy. This college text-sized book is 185 pages in length, with about 140 photos and diagrams. Wilkinson has been engaged since the 1950s in the historical research of small craft used for rescue purposes, and is a well-recognized expert in this field.
Harris who had 50 years active service and was the 6th Commandant of the Marine Corps.
Featured on our web site and in our monthly web catalogues are new and out-of-print books, documents, post cards, photographs, maps and charts, engravings, lithographs, uniforms and insignia, tools, lamps, lens apparatus, equipment and apparatus and much more relating to these heroic services. As BM1 Bernie Webber (Chris Pine) and his crew set out in the station 36-foot motor lifeboat to save them, Chief Engineer Ray Sybert (Casey Affleck) struggles to buy his men more time. Three hundred years later, Boston Light continues to serve its purpose. In 1792, as shipping increased, mariners petitioned for a sorely needed lighthouse. Published by Historic New England, this new book contains an amazing amount of material with a layout and design like no other book published about Maine's Lighthouses. Chapter Three discusses the construction of the Yaquina Bay jetties. The loss of life was so great that in the late 1700s the Massachusetts Humane Society was formed. By looking at these vessels, many of which featured innovative designs, the authors shed light on the brave men and women who served in these heroic services.
Thoms by Lee in 1869 as well as a small piece of the leather from Lee's chair in his chapel office at Washington College when the… The CDV photograph features a young soldier standing next to a table.
This 11" X 14" display has a strand of Lee's hair given to Louise R.The buttons and collar rank insignia have been highlighted in gold by the… Vignette bust view in left profile of Hooker wearing a dark double-breasted frock coat with brigadier general’s shoulder straps. This photograph of Abraham Lincoln was produced by King V. The coat has a horizontal breast pocket and two buttons at the cuffs. Image shows Sergeant Charles Lassen seated by a table covered with an embroidered cloth. Reverse has a period ink inscription that reads “FRED MORSE / CO. Half length seated view in civilian clothes of Capt William L Mallory. The items in this group belonged to John Doudican, also known as John Dow, who served as a Private in Company K, 14th New Jersey Infantry. Image is a nice clear bust view of Banks wearing a dark double-breasted frock coat with black velvet collar and brush epaulettes. Hostick from an original negative recorded by Alexander Hesler in 1860. Early, original copy of the photo of General Robert E. Offered is a CDV of General Couch sitting in a chair. The CDV is framed and matted in an 8 inch by 7-inch metal frame. Beautiful black and gold framed brooch has woven hair under the glass. Lassen wears a dark frock coat with Sergeant chevrons buttoned at the throat. This carte de visite is a bust view of a Union officer wearing a single-breasted frock coat with shoulder boards. The first item is an eagle masthead discharge filled out to… He is wearing an officers frock coat and the shoulder boards are visible. The General wears a dark double-breasted frock coat with brigadier general’s shoulder straps. He wears a commercial sack coat with a black felt collar and brigadier generals shoulder straps. He is posed with one hand thrust into his dark double-breasted frock coat. CDV is a waist-up view of Charles Sherwood Stratton (January 4, 1838 – July 15, 1883), better known by his stage name "General Tom Thumb", a dwarf who achieved great fame as a performer under circus… Handkerchief was carried throughout the Civil War by Robert Burrill. Image shows Halleck standing in a typical Napoleonic pose. This pocket Colt has a serial number of 132954 that matches throughout including the wedge pin. The octagonal barrel is 4.00 inches long and with light scattered wear… This framed piece consists of a pre-printed check drawn on an account at the Bank of the Metropolis, 17 Union Square, New York City. David Hammond Vinton was born May 4, 1803 in Providence, Rhode Island. From Wikipedia we get this about the Cuyler: USS R. Also in the frame are two images of Burrill, one a tintype as a soldier, and the other as an older bearded gentleman. He wears a dark double-breasted frock coat with black velvet collar and cuffs and Major General’s shoulder straps. Please click on the photograph above to view a flyer containing information regarding a Model 1860 Henry Rifle and pair of cased presentation Colt Revolvers identified to Secretary of War Simon…. CDV image of two officers seated side by side and posed identically with legs crossed. The top two buttons, collar and one shoulder strap of Sheldon’s dark coat can be seen. This document has multiple vertical folds and when opened meas. Written entirely in Sickles’ hand, it is dated April 26, 1886 and… Recently mounted (within the last thirty years) on heavy white card paper. Regulation model 1839 Scabbard in a white buff shoulder belt (baldric). Included are copy photos of Lincoln, the hanging scene, and a… He is wearing a dark colored coat with stand-up collar. There is a handwritten inscription in period ink which… He is wearing a light colored civilian frock coat, white shirt and cravat. CDV is a three-quarter standing view of General George Mc Clellan. Mc Clellan, and was printed by order of the War Department for use of the United States Army. Superb Grouping Of Personal Effects From Battle Veteran Henry S.